Newcastle have three right-backs on the books in Javier Manquillo, DeAndre Yedlin, and Emil Krafth. With Manquillo set to leave this summer when his contract expires, there will likely be another one brought in this summer.
There were reports last week that the Saudi-backed consortium had inquired about Barcelona right-back Emerson, who is currently on loan at Real Betis.
Like Manquillo, DeAndre Yedlin’s time at Newcastle may also be drawing to an end after four years.
His contract runs out next summer, and he most likely is not in line for a new deal. So the new ownership group could look to offload the 26-year-old this summer to get something for him.
The Chronicle have published some comments from American journalist Paul Tenorio, who writes for the Athletic.
Tenorio was recently on ESPN when he said the following about Yedlin:
“DeAndre Yedlin is going to look for a move from Newcastle.
“The question is where is he going to go?
“This is a prime example of a player who is on a hefty salary on a team’s books.
“What type of team can afford him, teams in Holland, Germany or the Premier League.”
According to the Chronicle, Yedlin had hoped to open contract discussion with Newcastle. However, Lee Charnley has frozen all negotiations while the league is suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.
We suspect the new ownership group will restart negotiations once the takeover is confirmed. There are a few players that they will want to retain like Matty Longstaff, whose contract has only a few months to run.
There’s also Isaac Hayden and Fabian Schar, whose deals will have only one year remaining on them this summer. We don’t expect DeAndre Yedlin, Christian Atsu, or Dwight Gayle to be part of future plans and are unsure about Ciaran Clark as well.